500 Hours In
Now three months (500 hours) into the HMS Victory project, and the main hull and decks are complete. From now on it’s just what hangs from or rises out of the bulwarks.
Main bragging rights are the 5-plank pattern decks and the 108 individually cut (and lined) ports. The surface shine is a hard-shell gloss varnish I’m using to keep the paintwork clean just while other work continues.
I would post this in a WIP link but it’s like watching a glacier melt, and thought you’d have better things to do with your time. Good news is, only 1000 hours to go!
3 additional images. Click to enlarge.